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  • Civil War Exhibits

    Civil War Exhibits
    Hampton Roads museums offer numerous exhibits exploring the region's historic role in the Civil War. Here are some thumbnail descriptions of some of the attractions you can expect to see during the 150th anniversary of the war: Casemate Museum. The...
  • Health Notes: Walgreens and AARP offering $100 worth of health tests free to adults

    <span style=color:#ff0000><b>Health Notes:</b></span> Walgreens and AARP offering $100 worth of health tests free to adults
    The AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour will be in Hampton on July 2 and July 11offering six free health tests valued at $100. The free tests—which include total cholesterol levels, blood pressure, bone density, glucose levels, waist circumference and...
  • Better days are ahead for Hampton Roads' economy, ODU economists say

    Better days are ahead for Hampton Roads' economy, ODU economists say
    Look for growth in jobs, retail sales and hotel room revenue and a decline in foreclosures in Hampton Roads in 2011, Old Dominion University economists said Wednesday. But there's still a ways to go before the region and the nation regain all the jobs...
  • Where Norm Wood's Fab 15 are going to college

    Every summer, Atlantic Coast Conference reporter Norm Wood releases his own list of the top 15 recruits in the state. We call it the Fab 15. Here's a rundown of the players that made the cut last summer, and where they signed their letters of intent:...
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech recruit Finney-Smith snubbed for McDonald's game

    Teel Time: Virginia Tech recruit Finney-Smith snubbed for McDonald's game
    One day after their first meeting of this regular season turned into a classic, Duke and North Carolina added to their collections of McDonald's All-Americans. The 12-player teams announced Thursday for the March 30 McDonald's All-American Game in...
  • HOMICIDES IN HAMPTON ROADS FOR 2011

    NEWPORT NEWS Jan. 27 -- Kelly Parsley Jackson (39, Newport News) shot to death in her home on Harrington Road in front of her 9-year-old daughter. Police arrested her husband, Rodney Bolivia Jackson (44, Newport News) and charged him with murder....
  • Condolences to Lassiter family and Social Security workers

    Condolences to Lassiter family and Social Security workers
    Sad news, indeed. The Social Security Administration announced that Mark Lassiter, the agency's press officer, died suddenly on Monday. I have contacted Mark over the years about questions on Social Security or to get answers for readers about their...
  • All aboard! Here's a roundup of Hampton Roads hotspots for train-loving kids and adults

    All aboard! Here's a roundup of Hampton Roads hotspots for train-loving kids and adults
    Trains may be considered old-fashioned by some, but among youngsters, they remain as hot as the coal in a locomotive's blazing firebox. The enduring popularity of Thomas the Tank Engine is but one example of how centuries-old technology still puts smiles...
  • Black bears spotted throughout Hampton Roads

    Black bears spotted throughout Hampton Roads
    A black bear was captured — of all places — in an Oceanfront neighborhood of Virginia Beach in April. Another was spotted in James City County in June. And another clogged traffic in Portsmouth last week while I was driving to work. According...
  • Teel Time: Hokies' Beamer, UVa's London make their pitches in Hampton on Thursday

    Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum were among Keith Urban’s opening acts last summer. Doesn’t mean they’re not stars in their own right. But it does mean they’re not Keith Urban. Same goes for Mike London...
  • Art of paper unfolds at Courthouse Galleries

    Art of paper unfolds at Courthouse Galleries
    Recycled newsprint and magazines hardly seem like the most promising of materials when it comes to making high art. Old hydrological maps and handmade paper concocted from mulberry bark rate only slightly better. But with a little cutting, folding and...